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  1. In health care, many aspects of the delivery of services are subject to regulation. Often the purpose of the regulated health care system is to encourage providers to keep costs down without skimping on qualit...

    Authors: Piia Pekola, Ismo Linnosmaa and Hennamari Mikkola
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:25
  2. This study examines the relative technical efficiency of 12 hospitals in Eastern Ethiopia. Using six-year-round panel data for the period between 2007/08 and 2012/13, this study examines the technical efficien...

    Authors: Murad Ali, Megersa Debela and Tewfik Bamud
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:24
  3. African leaders accepted in the year 2001 through the Abuja Declaration to allocate 15% of their government expenditure on health but by 2013 only five (5) African countries achieved this target. In this paper...

    Authors: Serge Mandiefe Piabuo and Julius Chupezi Tieguhong
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:23
  4. To determine hospital resource utilization, associated costs and the risk of complications during hospitalization for four types of surgical resections and to estimate the incremental burden among patients wit...

    Authors: Iftekhar Kalsekar, Chia-Wen Hsiao, Hang Cheng, Sashi Yadalam, Brian Po-Han Chen, Laura Goldstein and Andrew Yoo
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:22
  5. Understanding socioeconomic inequalities in health care is critical for achieving health equity. The aim of this paper is threefold: 1) to quantify inequality in diabetes health care service utilization; 2) to...

    Authors: Camilla Sortsø, Jørgen Lauridsen, Martha Emneus, Anders Green and Peter Bjødstrup Jensen
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:21
  6. Previous research has found a positive short-term relationship between the 2008 collapse and hypertension in Icelandic males. With Iceland's economy experiencing a phase of economic recovery, an opportunity to...

    Authors: Kristín Helga Birgisdóttir, Stefán Hrafn Jónsson and Tinna Laufey Ásgeirsdóttir
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:20
  7. Lumbar arthrodesis is a common surgical technique that consists of the fixation of one or more motion segments with pedicle screws and rods. However, spinal surgery using these techniques is expensive and has ...

    Authors: Claudia Ottardi, Alessio Damonti, Emanuele Porazzi, Emanuela Foglia, Lucrezia Ferrario, Tomaso Villa, Enrico Aimar, Marco Brayda-Bruno and Fabio Galbusera
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:17
  8. This study is against the backdrop that despite the forty-nine percent decline in Maternal Mortality Rate in Ghana, the situation still remains high averaging 319 per 100,000 live births between 2011 and 2015.

    Authors: Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Raymond Elikplim Kofinti and Francis Appiah
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:16
  9. To examine how FFS Medicare utilization of endoscopy procedures for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening changed after implementation of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) in...

    Authors: Lee R. Mobley, Pedro Amaral, Tzy-Mey Kuo, Mei Zhou and Srimoyee Bose
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:13
  10. In 2001, the U.S. government released a rule that allowed states to “opt-out” of the federal requirement that a physician supervise the administration of anesthesia by a nurse anesthetist. To date, 17 states h...

    Authors: John E. Schneider, Robert Ohsfeldt, Pengxiang Li, Thomas R. Miller and Cara Scheibling
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:10
  11. Cancer is a leading cause of illness globally, yet our understanding of the financial implications of cancer caused by working conditions and environments is limited. The goal of this study is to estimate the ...

    Authors: W. Dominika Wranik, Adam Muir and Min Hu
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:9
  12. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the dynamic intraligamentary stabilization (DIS) technique in comparison with reconstructive surgery (ACLR) in the treatment of isolated anterior...

    Authors: Martin Bierbaum, Oliver Schöffski, Benedikt Schliemann and Clemens Kösters
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:8
  13. Non-communicable diseases represent one of the greatest challenges for health policymakers. The main objective of this study is to analyse the development of standardised mortality rates for cerebrovascular di...

    Authors: Beáta Gavurová, Viliam Kováč and Tatiana Vagašová
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:7
  14. A four-period game is developed between a policy maker, the international community, and the population. This research supplements, through implementing strategic interaction, earlier research analyzing "one p...

    Authors: Kjell Hausken and Mthuli Ncube
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:5
  15. In health economic evaluation studies, to value productivity loss due to absenteeism, existing methods use wages as a proxy value for marginal productivity. This study is the first to test the equality between...

    Authors: Wei Zhang, Huiying Sun, Simon Woodcock and Aslam H. Anis
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:3
  16. For some considerable time now the interface between ambulatory and hospital care has been mooted as a cause of inefficiencies in the German health system and there have been calls for a softening of the stric...

    Authors: Tugba Büyükdurmus, Thomas Kopetsch, Hendrik Schmitz and Harald Tauchmann
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:2
  17. We analyze one-year costs and savings of a telemedically supported case management program after kidney transplantation from the perspective of the German Healthcare System. Recipients of living donor kidney t...

    Authors: Klaus Kaier, Silvia Hils, Stefan Fetzer, Philip Hehn, Anja Schmid, Dieter Hauschke, Lioudmila Bogatyreva, Bernd Jänigen and Przemyslaw Pisarski
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2017 7:1
  18. We present a flexible structural equation modeling (SEM) framework for the regression-based decomposition of rank-dependent indicators of socioeconomic inequality of health and compare it with simple ordinary ...

    Authors: Roselinde Kessels and Guido Erreygers
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:56
  19. The costing method used can change the results of economic evaluations. Choosing the appropriate method to assess the cost of organ recovery is an issue of considerable interest to health economists, hospitals...

    Authors: Abdelbaste Hrifach, Coralie Brault, Sandrine Couray-Targe, Lionel Badet, Pascale Guerre, Christell Ganne, Hassan Serrier, Vanessa Labeye, Pierre Farge and Cyrille Colin
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:53
  20. One of the consequences of ineffective governments is that they leave space for unlicensed and unregulated informal providers without formal training to deliver a large proportion of health services. Without i...

    Authors: Seye Abimbola, Kemi Ogunsina, Augustina N. Charles-Okoli, Joel Negin, Alexandra L. Martiniuk and Stephen Jan
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:51
  21. Identifying patient priorities and preference measurements have gained importance as patients claim a more active role in health care decision making. Due to the variety of existing methods, it is challenging ...

    Authors: Katharina Schmidt, Ana Babac, Frédéric Pauer, Kathrin Damm and J-Matthias von der Schulenburg
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:50
  22. Nearly four decades after the Alma-Ata declaration of 1978 on the need for active client/community participation in healthcare, not much has been achieved in this regard particularly in resource constrained co...

    Authors: Robert Kaba Alhassan, Edward Nketiah-Amponsah and Daniel Kojo Arhinful
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:49
  23. The aim of this study was to compare post-authorisation measures (PAMs) from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) with data requests in fixed-termed conditional appraisals of early benefit assessments from the ...

    Authors: Jörg Ruof, Thomas Staab, Charalabos-Markos Dintsios, Jakob Schröter and Friedrich Wilhelm Schwartz
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:46
  24. Despite increasing popularity, quality improvement programs (QIP) have had modest and variable impacts on enhancing the quality of physician practice. We investigate the heterogeneity of physicians’ preference...

    Authors: Mehdi Ammi and Christine Peyron
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:44
  25. Utilization of healthcare in Ghana’s novel National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has been increasing since inception with associated high claims bill which threatens the scheme’s financial sustainability. Th...

    Authors: Stephen Kwasi Opoku Duku, Francis Asenso-Boadi, Edward Nketiah-Amponsah and Daniel Kojo Arhinful
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:43
  26. Treatment of chronic illness accounts for over 90 % of Medicare spending. Chronic lymphedema places over 3 million Americans at risk of recurrent cellulitis. Health insurers and legislators have taken an activ...

    Authors: Robert Weiss
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:42

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  27. The population of Ghana is increasingly becoming urbanized with about 70 % of the estimated 26.9 million people living in urban and peri-urban areas. Nonetheless, eight out of the ten regions in Ghana remain p...

    Authors: Robert Kaba Alhassan and Edward Nketiah-Amponsah
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:39
  28. The causal link between a household’s economic standing and child health is known to suffer from endogeneity. While past studies have exemplified the causal link to be small, albeit statistically significant, ...

    Authors: Adnan M. S. Fakir
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:38
  29. Although personalized medicine is becoming the new paradigm to manage some diseases, the economics of personalized medicine have only focused on assessing the efficiency of specific treatments, lacking a theor...

    Authors: Fernando Antoñanzas, Carmelo A. Juárez-Castelló and Roberto Rodríguez-Ibeas
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:35
  30. The AMNOG regulation, introduced in 2011 in Germany, changed the game for new drugs. Now, the industry is required to submit a dossier to the GBA (the central decision body in the German sickness fund system) ...

    Authors: Ulrike Theidel and J-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg
    Citation: Health Economics Review 2016 6:33

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